Avoid Tanning Beds
Many tanning salons boast that their beds offer “safe” bulbs and that some UV exposure is actually good for skin; these claims are a far cry from the truth. High-pressure sunlamps emit UVR doses of which are at least twelve times that of the sun’s. Using tanning beds can increase the chances of developing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) by 2.5 times, and 1.5 times for developing basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Even infrequent sunbed use nearly triples the odds of developing melanoma.